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The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP) is a social advisory business that supports organisations to innovate, evaluate and understand the impact of their work.
While working on evaluation-based public service projects, founder Stephen Bediako saw an opportunity to bridge the gap between research, policy and practice, and in the summer of 2010 he established TSIP. The organisation has grown from a team of just 2, to 7 upon moving to Impact Hub Westminster; today it employs 15 people.
One of TSIP’s largest initiatives is Project Oracle, delivered on behalf of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of London and the Economic Research Council. London’s Children and Youth Evidence Hub, it builds the capacity of providers and funders to develop and commission evidence-based projects, creating an ecosystem in which evidence is widely gathered, used and shared. Projects are validated against five Standards of Evidence and then shared on the Project Oracle website. This repository of information continues to build a reliable picture of what really works to improve outcomes for young people in London. Between 2011 and early 2015, over 200 projects were validated.
We have harnessed TSIP’s expertise in our Impact Investment Readiness Programme, where the team deliver training in Theory of Change to help participants explain their social impact to investors.